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Nöthin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion / [interviews by] Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock.

Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
Nothing but a good time
Subjects:
Rock music -- 1981-1990 -- Anecdotes.
Heavy metal (Music) -- Anecdotes.
Glam metal (Music) -- Anecdotes.
Rock musicians -- Anecdotes.
Rock musicians -- Interviews.
Glam metal (Music).
Heavy metal (Music).
Rock music.
Rock musicians.
Form/Genre:
Anecdotes.
Interviews.
Summary:
"The definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal. 1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated--and maybe even helped to define--a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' Mötley Crüe's 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' and Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle' are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T. From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock's Nothin' But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era--one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin' but a good time...and found it"-- Provided by publisher.
1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated-- and maybe even helped to define-- a spectacularly over-the-top decade. From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Beaujour and Bienstock capture the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. -- adapted from publisher
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
1. "The Pussy-Plucking-Posse Pocket Of Hollywood"
2. "Dinosaur Music"
3. Interview: Michael Anthony Of Van Halen
4. "Just Because Someone Says You Suck Doesn't Mean You Don't Suck"
5. "Rhymes With Rockin'!"
6. "Blue-Black Hair And High Heels"
7. Ratt `N' Roll
8. "Don't Just Tackle The Quarterback
-Break His Arms And Legs, Too!"
9. The Yellow And Black Attack!
10. "It's Male Dominating. Macho-Ism Or Whatever"
11. "We Prayed In The Limo, Sure"
12. "We Know What We're Doing, Fuck You!"
13. "Okay, Where's The Knives?"
pt. II FEEL THE NOIZE
14. "Anthem Participatory Rock"
15. "This Is Gonna Go"
16. "Then I Got The Ozzy Gig ..."
17. "When You've Got Nothin', You've Got Nothin' To Lose"
18. "I'M Not Running Any Fucking Circus!"
19. "You've Gotta Meet My Friend Axl"
20. "We Just Made It A Friggin' Party"
21. "It's Hard To Believe, But At That Time Jani Was Really Kind Of Shy"
22. "Everybody Would Be Throwing Up, Passing Out, Hallucinating, Or Banging Outside"
23. "Pop Songs With Heavy Guitars"
24. "I Broke Nikki's Nose. I Broke Tommy's Nose. I Punched Poor Mick Just For The Heck Of It"
25. "I Believe Our Bus Got Crabbed Out"
26. "George And Don Hated Each Other ... Really Hated Each Other"
27. "Guns And Rose"
28. "For One Thing, We Never Wore Any Fucking Lipstick!"
29. "The Poison Thing"
pt. III KNDCK `EM DEAD, KID'
30. "What? A Chick In Our Band?"
31. "The Girls Were Just, Like, Melting"
32. "People Didn't Know Whether To Fuck Us Or Fight Us"
33. "How Do I Get A Record Deal?"
34. "Our Hero Is Gonna Fucking Split His Brains Open In Front Of Us Right Nowl"
35. Interview: Alan Niven, Guns N'Roses And Great White Manager
36. "And We've Got The Pictures To Prove It"
37. "The Horniest Band In L.A."
38. Flyer Wars
39. "If They Had Cameras Back Then, That Whole Scene Would Be In Jail"
40. "It Felt Like Beatlemania"
41. Garden State Music
42. Interview: Dave "Snake" Sabo Of Skid Row
43. "You Mean Slash Coulda Played The Chris Holmes Part?"
44. "We Never Even Knew We Had Money In Our Bank Accounts"
pt. IV YDUTH GDNE WILD
45. "You Just Signed Kip Winger!"
46. "Michael Jackson Saw The Value In Poison"
47. "If You Put Tits On Him, He Could Run For Miss Texas"
48. "If You Look At The Clothing, It's All Pretty Outrageous, Innit?"
49. "Saving Whales Doesn't Sell Albums; Leather Pants Do"
50. "Send The Check For The Nelsons
-They're Ready"
51. Interview: Rick Krim, Mtv Executive
52. "We Call Them, Uh, `Panty Wetters'"
53. "Fucked If I'm Gonna Do This Every Night"
54. "Tommy Lee Came To Our Room With A Plate. And He Had Shit On It"
55. "Bon Jovi, Jr."
56. "It Was Like Being On A Plane With Two Hundred Gremlins"
pt. V THE LAST MILE
57. "Is It A Gun Problem Or A Bat Problem?"
58. Interview: Steve Brown Of Trixter
59. "The Scorpions Wanted Us Off The Tour After The First Night"
60. "Cherry Pie Guy"
61. Interview: Brian Baker Of Junkyard
62. What Comes Around Goes Around
63. "It Was A Total Scene Out Of Gunslinger Or Something"
64. "The Girlfriends And Wives Didn't Want Us There"
65. "Chachi's Bumming Everybody Out"
66. "It Was Like, 1 Fa-An-Nu-No-Nu-Sh-Abba-Abba"
67. "You're Gonna Lose Half Your Audience"
pt. VI SHUT UP, BEAVIS
68. "38 Guns N'Roses, 20 Ratts, 14 Warrants ..."
69. "We Said, `Fuck It,' And Hung It Up"
70. "I Don't Think Nirvana Ever Wanted To Kill Anyone's Career"
71. "All Of A Sudden You Were Radioactive"
pt. VII EPILOGUE
72. "This Is What We Do".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Beaujour, Tom, interviewer.
Bienstock, Richard, interviewer.
ISBN:
9781250195753
1250195756
9781250195760
OCLC:
1198989769